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A Federal Judge From Kansas
Richard J. Hopkins of Kansas is a federal judge
by the grace of God, Pres. Hoover and ratification
of the nomination by the American senate.
Hopkins' nomination was given rough hammering.
He was charged with having violated the Kansas
constitution by seeking a federal office while a mem
ber of the state supreme court. He was charged with
having caused vagrancy laws to be enforced against
miners striking on demand for a living wage; It was
charged that he had accepted money aa a speaker for
the Anti-Saloon league while a state office holder
and he had failed to account for all the fees
collected during his administration as attorney gen
eral of Kansas.
(b»h« Allen and Capper gave Hopkins a clean bill
9i health.
Party-nine senators voted for confirmation. Twen
ty-two senators led by Blaoe of Wisconsin, a republi
can progressive, voted to toss the nomination of Hop
kins Into the senate wastebasket. It is the proud
boast of the holy-rollers that to be a member, man
or woman to bo "without spot or blemish.’ On
the surface of things it must be admitted that Hop
kins of Kansas would not qualify for admission or
admittance into the holy-roller organization.
Railway Income Show* Increa»e
i According to a bulletin issued by the Texas rail
road commission “in spite of the keen motor truck
and bus competition, net railway operating Income
for the 10 months ending Oct. 31,1929. showed an in
crease over the same period of 1928.
It la said figures never lie.
Read them: Net income, $35,023,743 or an in
crease of $279,970. In the old days o! the populist
par*y a Kansas editor won n»t ton wide lame by a
story with this caption: “Whafs the Matter With
All ancient history now.
It would be impossible for a Texts editor to win
even the fame that attaches Itself to a shriveled lo
calism by asking “What's the matter with Texas, for
the simple reason that there is nothing the matter
Tf is growing by leaps and bounds. Its industries
are expanding at a rapid rata. Its cities and towns
are moving upward and onward and all its people
who read and think are planning for a high tide
prosperity in the year 1930.
* France Back* the Sub
Now It is announced by the voice of the French
parliament that the assembly cannot countenance the
French delegation at the London naval conference
accepting even in principle the abolition of subma
rines as weapons of national defense. Mars has not
been placed to hi* coffin. National defense at least
In France is as lively as ever. France is not a pacifist,
ghe la for peace but the leaders of thought In France
Insist that submarines are powerful agencies of peace.
They know what happened to France In the dead
years. They do not know what may happen to France
In coming years.
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The Once Over
(Copyright, 1929, by The Associated Newspapers.)
The fire In the executive offices of the White House
brings up the question of Residential etiquette on
such occasions. Should the President run to a fire?
Is it permissable for him to point? Is it proper for
him to cry “Lookit!" when the flames suddenly break
through at a new quarter? Can he get in the fire
men’s way with Impunity?
• •fit
Reports of President Hoover’s conduct at the fire
are meager, but the impression left in the public mind
is that he was pretty dignified and at no time gave
way to the emotions without which no Are is real
• • • •
It was probably extremely formal. Very likely Mr.
Akerson, one of his three secretaries, first carried him
the news.
• • • *
"Mr. President." said Mr. Akerson. "youH have to go
to a Are.’*
"Fire?'* repeated Mr. Hoover, pretty much annoy
ed with a thing like that when he wanted to be home
with his family trimming the tree. "Don't be silly. ”
“It's a very Important fire, Mr. President, and
I ... "
"Well, let the Vice-President attend it. I can’t be
bothered today. Let Charlie and Mrs. Gann go to it”
“If you pardon my saying so. Mr. Hoover, this is
a fire at which your presence will be expected. There
will be unfavorable comment If you do not appear.”
"Why aren’t you like Richey? There’s a secretary.
He’d never bother me with a fire. He’d take care of
it himself."
m * m m
Mr. Newton, another Presidential secretary, dashing
up all hot and bothered: Oh. er, has Mr. Akerson
told you about It?
Mr. Hoover: Yes, and I was Just telling him I don't
see why secretaries don’t look out for fires, particu
larly night before Christmas fires, without bothering
me about them. „
Mr. Richey, a third secretary: You really should
attend this fire, Mr. President.
Mr. Hoover: No, you’ll have to take word that I
cannot attend It. Express my regrets, of comae.
And, Newton, I wish you wouldn’t smoke those ter
rible cigars. '
Mr. Newton: I’m not amoking any cigar, air.
Mr. Hoover: I’m sure I smelled something burn
• Mr. Newton: You probably smell the executive
offices. . ..... , - -
Mr. Hoover (puzzled): Executive offices? 8mell
the executive offices?
Newton: Yes. that’s where the fire is.
Mr. Hoover: What! Why didn’t you say so in the
first place?
Mr. Newton: I thought Akerson told you.
Mr. Akerson: I assumed Newton had mentioned
lt Mr. Richey: I supposed both boys had told you
where the fire was. _ „
Mr. Hoover: Well, what should I wear. Is there
any precedent?
Mr. Akerson: There were no fires under Mr.
Coolidge or for several terms back, but I think any
thing Is proper except a silk hat.
Mr. 'Poover: Com# then, let us go.
(The President proceeds to the fire with the usual
Europe for European*
Representatives of German and Czechoslovakian
automobile companies have formed a European com
mittee in the automobile industry to fight against the
growing importations of American cars. Early In the
new year another meeting will be held to discuss the
possibilities of forming a continental combination to
combat the trans-Atlantic trade invasion.
Henry Ford has invaded Ireland and Russia. He
Is said to have planning an Invasion of France. Gen
eral Motors has invaded Germany. American in
vasion while the World war was on drew the cheers
and thanks of Europe.
It was an invasion that saved the allied govern
nfcnts and their people. It cost Americans 123.000.
000.000. A trade Invasion appears to be different from
an armed invasion launched to bring about the peace
of the world.
Funny that "The Wedding of the Painted Doll"
should have gone over so big. The wedding of an
unpainted doll these days would have crested lots
more excitement.—Leesburg (Fla) Commercial.
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ready jn /the back
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Lieut. Bex Dallard grlnn ed at the pretty nurse.
Patricia Blair, Red Cross ambu
lance driver and heiress, picks up an
injured flyer near the American
lines in France, whom she identi
fies. partially, as her two brother.
Jimmy. He Is suffering from a
fractured skull and is entered at
the C— hospital as an aphasia vic
tim. A short time before another
aphasia victim had been listed at
the hospital, a youth in a German
uniform, who had carried Lieuten
ant Rex Dallard, wounded Cana
dian. from No Man's Land. The
youth Insisted he was an American
flyer, by name Jimmy, who had
been captured behind German
lines. At the hospital Lieutenant
Dallard sees Pat Blair, is captivated
by her, and struck by the resem
blance between the girl and the
Jimmy who carried him from the
shell hole.
Doctors at the hospital express
the belief that Jimmy might be a
spy, an opinion that is hotly dis
puted by Nurse Margery Lynne.
At the same time the peculiarities
of the other aphasia case are noted,
the injured flyer, identified as
James K. Blair, appearing to have
lucid moments.
Lieutenant Rex Dallard smiled a
glad smile of welcome as the trim
figure of Margery Lynne came in
to view In the open doorway sepa
rating the small room in which he.
with three other serious cases, had
been segregated from the hospital's
main ward. He was ctill wreak from
the operation of the morning be
fore and his injured arm still throb
bed and ached unceasingly.
But the lieutenant's smile was a
happy smile. Could he not wiggle
his toes now and flex his knee
joints? Two commonplace little
tricks, perhaps, but quite sufficient
to make one smile with Joy and
For it had been distinctly doubt
ful, previous to the operation,
whether Lieutenant Dallard would
ever again wriggle his toes or flex his
knee joints. And it had been ex
tremely doubtful whether he would
ever walk again. It had been very
doubtful, indeed, whether he would
come out of the operation alive.
But he had survived the ordeal
and the extraction of three bul
lets from the base of his spine had
removed the cause of the paralysis
that had benumbed him from the
waist down.
• Top of the morning, lieuten
ant!’* iis the greeting his smile
elicited from pretty Margery Lynne,
who had just come on duty as relief
to the acting night nurse, a con
valescent soldier who had been a
hospital orderly before the war.
‘‘Good morning, Good-looking!”
returned Dallard. his smile widen
ing to a grin. "It's good for a poor
soldier's eyes, so it is, to see you so
spick and span this vearly In the
"And I wonder why the poor sol
dier is so tickled this same early
morning?" came the smiling re
sponse ts “Good-looking” tripped
lightly up to his bedside and casual
ly inserted a thermometer between
his teeth, thereby stopping his flow
of talk for the time being. Then
as she picked up his wrist prepara
tory to the taking of his pulse she
added: “By the smug, pleased 100k
he Is wearing I’d say he Is the liv
ing picture of the well-fed cat that
licked up the poor babys cream! I
wonder why?”
If it is possible for the human eye,
looking straight up into another
human eye, to actually twinkle,
then it was a twinkle In the eye of
Lieutenant Dallard that caused
Nurse Lynne to giggle as she stood
holding his wrist and counting his
pulse beats carefully. C .* maybe it
was just a tiny, suppressed laugh
Whatever it was it brought forth a
throaty chuckle from the recumj
bent lieutenant .... And it was j
Just this little intimate exchange,
indicative of a sense of humor in
the heart and soul of each, that
served as an opening wedge to a
real acquaintance between these
And then as she released his
wrist and removed the thermome
ter from between his lips the Irish
man gave vent to a vague sigh.
“And so," he began with slow de
liberation. “I look like the cat
that scratched the baby that licked
up the cream that—”
The ridiculous parody stopped
short as if choked in the smother
of the soft palm that pressed down
firmly on the speaker's mouth.
"Hush, hush!” came the severe
admonishment in a husky whis
per. “You must conserve your
strength and not talk so much!
Have you never read the sad story
of Ah Said's unhappy fate, the
poor man who talked his own head
ISO, trie loquacicms licuiruiuii#
never read the sad tale,, had never
even heard of Ah Said, and what
was more he never. . . . But could
she tell him anything about hts
young friend. Jim? How was the
boy getting on? Had the kinks in
his brain straightened out yet?
And what sort of treatment was he
receiving? And-oh, yes. there was
something else. too. that he would
kind of like to know about: that
flyer chap, the brother of the pret
tv girl chauffeur, brought in the
day he. the lieutenai& arrived.
How about him? And the girl—
what had become of her?
Whereupon Nurse Margery laugh
ed softly, her charming features re
suming their professional serious
ness. Was the lieutenant quite
sure he had named all his wants?
There was nothing else he would
like to know that morning—nothing
that he had, perchance, overlooked?
“Now. now, Nurse dear, be good,
be good!” coaxed D&llard. “Be
your own sweet, kind self and tell
me what I asked you. For I’m
* orried about the lad who brought
me In from a living death In that
•*. —— ——j'i
L"~.:...r..-.... jt- 1 ' 3""=:..rr..iszi*
December 31. 1939
Who am I? What race did I win
last summer? Who won the race
for lighter planes?
What country is said to have
neither policemen nor prisons?
What production was being given
in the Iroquois theater in Chicago
when it burned?
•Behokk X ahsw you a mystery.
We shall not all sleep, but we shall
all be changed.’’ Where Is this pas
sage found in the Bible?
Today’s Horoscope
Persons born on this day are
sometimes selfish because they are
thoughtless. They are capable of
overcoming this tendency.
Answers to Foregoing Questions
1. Mrs. Louise Thaden; women's
trans-continental derby; Mrs. Phoe
be Omlie.
2. Iceland.
3. "Mr. Bluebeard."
4. I Cor., xv, 51.
Star tore I
shell-hole! How are they treating
him? Tell me, won t you?”
And pretty Margery Lynne told
him all she knew about his friend,
Jim, in whose defense she, herself.*
had taken up arms against her
chief-of-staff. Then she told him !
about the flyer and his strange ac
tions. And she included in this
something she had not, as yet. te
waled to anapne else. In conclu
sion she told nim of the girl chau
ffeur. Pat, or Patricia Blair, re
garding whom, site said, he must
have heard in the United States.
For Patricia Blair and her twin
brother, James K. Blair, Margery
informed him, were the famous
orphan heirs to a twenty million
dollar estate that was being held in
trust for the two until their twenty
fifth birthday. And that event, ac
cording to Margery, would trans
pire on the first coming January.
•*Aa for your friend. Jim.” she con
tinued. flashing a cautious glance
around to make sure that none out
the lieutenant was listening. "I
*,ame close to getting my walklm
papers on his account ,” and she re
lated in brief the story of her ar
gument with Dr. 8ikes. In her re
ference to the young flyer brougnt
in by Dr. Gordon and Pat Blair,
Margery Lynne said:
“If It were not that he was the
acknowledged brother of Pat Blair,
I would be half inclined to think
there might be something, well not
altogether honest about that young
Xn support oi ncr iwvwwu* ***** ,
gave a recountal of her observations
as previously outlined by her at the
meeting ip Dr. Sikes office.
• And that isn't all.'’ she con
tinued. her voice dropping to a
pitch just loud enough to be heard
by the eagerly listening lieutenant.
• Night before last at seven o'clock
as the night nurse. Decker, the
same man who has charge of this
room, came on duty I happened,
by accident to be standing behind a
screen close to Blair’s bed 1 saw
Decker pass and heard a soft 'pst.*
The night man glanced arouno
swiftly and then tiptoed over to
“‘Quick!’ I heard him say in a
sharp whisper, give me the dope!r
“The ‘dope’ must have been em
bodied in the words spoken by Blair,
the man supposed to be a victim of
aphasia in its worst form. He spoke
for perhaps twenty secohds, in a
low, clear voice. But Is wasn’t Eng
lish that he spoke; it sounded to
me like Bulgarian, or some other
Slavish tongue. That was all. Deck
er hurried away and slipped out
from behind the screen without let
ing Blair see me. A few minutes
later I returned to him with a glass
of cocoa. He drar': it when I held
It to his lips, but his manner was
Just as it has been ever since he
came here—with the exceptions I’ve
mentioned— that of one whose
thinking brain Is tot working in
co-ordination with the other parts.
“I haven’t reported this Decker
incident to Dr. 8ikes, as yet, nor
spoken of it to anyone besides you,"
said Margery in conclusion. “But
what do you suppose it all means,
lieutenant? Why these odd lapses
from stupidity to lucidity? And how
come Pat Blair's brother, an Am
erican born and bred, to be talking
some slavish language?”
The lieutenant shook his head
slowly, thoughtfully, as though the
question were beyond his mental
grasp. After a moment he looked
“There certainly Is a large color
ed gent hidden somewhere In the
woodpile.” he remarked. Then he
added: /‘It is almost too much of
a coincidence to accept off-hand,
and yet—hercs’ this lad who car
ried me in from the shell-hole.
Back there In that hole he told of
being shot down in the enemy’s
territory, his ship and he only
slightly damaged. Then his uniform,
with his personal letters, identity
tag and all are stolen. A German
outfit is left for him. He dons It
and In a day or so makes his get
away. He is shot in the arm and
that morning stumbles into the
hole where I am. Later he mentions
casually that Ms name is Jim,
that he was bom at 11:45 p. m. on
New Year's Eve of the 1893,
just twenty minutes before his twin
sister, whom he calls ’Pat’ : .d a
•darn pretty girl!’ ,
“Then comes the big shell and
Jim ii rendered non compus men
tis. after which were both brought
here and sometime later in blows
this Dr. Gordon and the girl chauf
feur with the flyer whom she states
is her twin brother. Jim. Her name
is Patricia and like the twin slater
of my friend. Jim, she is called Pat.
She has recognized the airman as
her brother largely because of the
letters, photo of herself and the
identification tag found in his pock
ets. His face is badly disfigured by
cuts and bruises and without the
letters he might not have been ac
cepted as her brother whom she
hadn't seen for fifteen months. And
now we have these funny actions
of our flyer lad to oacartder. Tea
me. what the devU la the answer?"
"Didn't you ever hear of the
Twenty Million Dollar Twins, of
Cleveland, lieutenant?" asked Mar
gery Lynne as If they constituted
the answer to his question. /
Looking down at him the girl u$
an expression of wonderment tv
gether rrith the slow dawning of I
inner covictlon creep over his fat
"The Twenty Million Doir
Twins." he repeated thoughtful
his voice betraying awe. "Well. I
be darned!" \
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